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Resources for Researchers REDCap

Drexel University College of Medicine offers a self-managed, secure, web-based solution designed to support data collection strategies for research studies — REDCap. 

REDCap was developed by a multi-institutional consortium created by Vanderbilt University. It is easy to use and provides functionality and features that enable researchers to rapidly develop databases for collecting and managing research data.

Is REDCap Right for My Study?

When trying to determine if REDCap is right for you, you are welcome to try the application on a dedicated server available here:

Please note that this "trial session" is not to be used for storing any real data. ALL DATA ENTERED BY YOU WILL BE DELETED EVERY EVENING. Project information (e.g., forms, reports, etc.) will be deleted after three months.

Log on to this system with your DREXEL credentials (login is typically your initials followed by a number, not first initial and last name). Do not use your Drexel University College of Medicine username and password to access the trial area.

If you visit the REDCap trial site and are still unsure if REDCap is an appropriate solution for your research study data management needs, you may email College of Medicine's REDCap team at

Accessing REDCap

Visit the College of Medicine's REDCap SharePoint site and click "Getting Started with REDCap." 

Accessing REDCap Outside the College of Medicine Network (Using VPN)

For security and compliance reasons, REDCap is inaccessible outside the Drexel University or College of Medicine network. If you are not connected to the Drexel University or College of Medicine network (e.g., if you are at home, on the St. Christopher's network, etc.), you must VPN into one of the networks in order to access REDCap.

For Drexel University VPN setup, please visit For College of Medicine VPN setup, please call the Technical Support Services Desk at 215.762.1999 or submit a Footprints ticket at to install VPN access.

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